Today was a day of rest. Instead of seeing the Forbidden City, the Heavenly Temple, or even the Great Wall, I read a good book and recuperated from the choking pollution of Beijing. So instead of the broad coverage tdaxp fans are used to, an in-depth report on eating cereal.
Here… we… go!
At Walmart, I purchased three Chinese-packaged cereals: Trix, Milk & Egg Stars, and Cheerios. Trix was in homage to tdaxp-reviewer Rob, whose love of children’s cereal is well known. Milk & Egg Stars was my bit or morning exploration. Cheerios was the old-reliable, in case of disaster.
I began with Trix, and was immediately surprised that the box is composed of smaller packages. Each is large enough for one serving. This initially surprised me, as it limits the amount of delicious Trix a hungry eater can have at once, but if Trix is being eaten largely as a dry snack it makes sense.
Trix may or may not be just for kids, but it certainly is delicious. It is surprisingly edible with chopsticks…
… but a spoon proved the most productive method of consumption. Happily, it also came with a cartoon to amuse and bemuse me as I ate my first bowl of the morning.
Next up was Milk & Egg Stars. Like Trix, Milk & Egg Stars came in little bags. A cup of Nestle instant coffee in hand, I settled in for an authentic Chinese breakfast.
Like Trix, Milk & Egg Stars proved easily liftable with chopsticks. Now hungry from my first bowl, I also prepared a spoon to enjoy a delicious helping of this oddly sweet food.
If you ever tasted cherry bars, you know exactly what this tastes like. Mix flour, eggs, and sugar together and try to eat it for breakfast. Chinese food is rarely sweet, but when it is it goes far overboard. I eyed the rest of my bowl suspiciously…
… and opted not to continue.
Last was Cheerios, a brand I prayed would not betray me.
Like Trix and Milk & Egg Stars, Cheerios came in little packages. However, the Cheerios mini-bags were clearly larger than single serving, and the box only contained too. I poured milk, readied my utensils, and prepared to eat..
Delicious! “Cheerios” is actually multi-grain Cheerios, a solid and reliable choice for any breakfast. I had two bowls, and in the end felt quite full. As with the other foods, Cheerios was malleable with chopsticks but best eaten with spoons.